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Past master on display in Hue

Update: December, 19/2012 - 10:31


Wonder wall: An exhibition of the late Buu Chi's paintings opened in Hue last Friday. — VNS Photo Thai Hoa
THUA THIEN – HUE (VNS) — Thirty-seven paintings by the late Buu Chi are on display at the Hue Exhibition Centre in the ancient city of Hue, marking the 10th death anniversary of the renowned artist.

The works – including 25 oil and 12 Chinese-ink paintings – all from his family's collection, are being displayed for the first time in the first ever exhibition of Chi's works since his death.

Born to a royal family in Hue, Chi graduated from the Faculty of Law at Hue University in 1971.

But his real love was painting and the self-taught artist went on to become a painter of renown at home and abroad.

His anti-war paintings using Chinese ink brought him fame from around the world even before the end of the American War.

After the war ended in 1975, his oil paintings were sought after by collectors from many countries.

The exhibition will remain open until Friday at 26, Le Loi Street. — VNS

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